LibriVox recording of Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington Read by Jeannie A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Alice Adams chronicles the attempts of a lower middle class American midwestern family at the turn of the 20th century to climb the social ladder. The eponymous heroine is at the heart of the story, a young woman who wants a better place in society and a better life. As Gerard Previn Meyer has stated, "Apart from being the contribution to social history its author conceived it to be,... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: booth, tarkington, fiction, alice, audio books, librivox Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of The Magnificent Ambersons, by Booth Tarkington. Read by Mark F. Smith. In a world where a gentleman’s life is defined more “by being, rather than by doing,” a family’s reputation can be compromised if it is not guarded carefully, and the sole heir of the Amberson family is proving himself to be a difficult person. Expected by the family to carry on its proud traditions, George Amberson Minafer is trusted implicitly. But though rich relatives provide the elegant... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
My Favorite Husband began as a radio sitcom on CBS Radio. The show starred Lucille Ball and Richard Denning as Liz and George Cooper (Liz and George Cugat in early episodes). The couple lived at 321 Bundy Drive in the ficticious city of Sheridan Falls, and were billed as "two people who live together and like it." The main sponsor was Jell-O, and an average of 3 "plugs" for Jell-O were made in each episode. The program ran from 1948 through 1951, throughout which 124... ( 11 reviews )
This program, "The Betty Hutton Show", featured seriously uneven writing and supporting cast. However, here is a really bad episode. Just like the other episode I uploaded, this is NOT funny! No wonder nobody watched it! ( 11 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 50's, 50s, 1950's, 1950s, Fifties, Television, Sitcom, Sitcoms
Two teenagers, wishing to marry early, visit their minister for advice and receive counseling, some of it quite pragmatic, the rest a little strange. ( 19 reviews ) Topics: Social guidance, Marriage, Gender roles
THEATER FIVE Theater Five was ABC's attempt to revive radio drama during the early 1960s. The series name was derived from its time slot, 5:00 PM. Running Monday through Friday, it was an anthology of short stories, each about 20 minutes long. News programs and commercials filled out the full 30 minutes. There was a good bit of science fiction and some of the plots seem to have been taken from the daily newspaper. Fred Foy, of The Lone Ranger fame, was an ABC staff announcer in the early 60s,... ( 22 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Theater Five, Theater...